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William Forster Chambers Staff
Contact Details

Miles Crawley

William Forster Chambers

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue

GPO Box 4369

Tel: 08 8982 4700
Fax: 08 8941 1541

Practice Details

Admitted to the Supreme Court:
Signed the Bar Roll:

Miles Crawley

Miles Crawley is a barrister at William Forster Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Year and Place of First Admission

1979; South Australia


High Court, Federal Courts and Tribunals, Northern Territory, South Australia


1978 – LLB, University of Adelaide

1979 – GDLP, University of South Australia

General Experience

Magistrates Court (SA & NT), District Court (SA), Supreme Courts (SA & NT); Full Supreme Court (SA); Work Health Court (NT); Workers Compensation Tribunal (SA); Federal Court; Industrial Relations Court and Commission (SA); Fair Work Australia

Career Achievements/Highlights

Coopers Brewery Limited – coordinating the litigation involved in defending the attempted hostile takeover by Lion Nathan

GM Holden Ltd, Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd – advising and representing on a range of workers compensation, industrial relations and OHS matters; assisting in managing their redundancy processes

Gerard Industries Pty Ltd – litigation defence of a major taxation enforcement dispute

Constellation Wines Australia – conducting a damages claim arising from smoke taint contamination of grapes

Bridgestone Australia Limited – defending OHS breach prosecutions


Member, Law Society NT 2010-Present

Secretary, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (NT Branch) 2011-Present

Member, Joint Rules Advisory Committee (SA) 2008-2009

Chair. Law Society of SA Costs Committee 1997-2009

Visiting Instructor, GDLP Course (SA) 2001-2009

Areas of Practice
  • Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Appellate (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Dust Diseases (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Insurance - disability claims (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Intentional Torts (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - motor accident (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Judicial Review - workers compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Motor Vehicles (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Professional Negligence (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Work Injury Damages (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Workers Compensation (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Commercial
  • Appellate (Commercial)
  • Banking (Commercial)
  • Bankruptcy (Commercial)
  • Building and Construction (Commercial)
  • Competition (Commercial)
  • Consumer Protection Law (Commercial)
  • Contractual Disputes (Commercial)
  • Corporate Insolvency (Commercial)
  • Corporations Law (Commercial)
  • Insurance (Commercial)
  • Partnership Disputes (Commercial)
  • Professional Liability (Commercial)
  • Real Property (Commercial)
  • Restraint of Trade (Commercial)
  • Public/Administrative
  • Appellate (Public/Administrative)
  • Civil and Human Rights (Public/Administrative)
  • Disciplinary Proceedings (Public/Administrative)
  • Discrimination (Public/Administrative)
  • Judicial Review and administrative law (Public/Administrative)
  • Merits Review (Public/Administrative)
  • Privacy/Freedom of Information (Public/Administrative)
  • Appellate
  • Civil Appeals (Appellate)
  • Equity
  • Appellate (Equity)
  • Family Provision (Equity)
  • Real Property (Equity)
  • Trusts (Equity)
  • Wills and Probate (Equity)
  • Industrial/Employment
  • Appellate (Industrial/Employment)
  • Discrimination (Industrial/Employment)
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade (Industrial/Employment)
  • Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights (Industrial/Employment)
  • Public Sector Appeals (Industrial/Employment)
  • Work Health and Safety (Industrial/Employment)
  • Environment and Planning
  • Appellate (Environment and Planning)
  • Civil enforcement (Environment and Planning)
  • Compulsory acquisition of land compensation (Environment and Planning)
  • Environmental and Planning Offences (Environment and Planning)
  • Local Government (Environment and Planning)
  • Merit Appeals (Environment and Planning)
  • Mining (Environment and Planning)
  • Valuation of land - rating and tax appeals (Environment and Planning)
  • Inquests/Inquiries
  • Commisssions and other inquiries (Inquests/Inquiries)
  • Coronial Inquests (Inquests/Inquiries)
  • Defamation
  • Appellate (Defamation)